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Curves in landscaping

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by Tony Schumacher

DORCHESTER (WAOW) -- You know when your designing your landscaping you might want to keep in mind that curves are good. In fact, many landscape and garden designers are just putting many curves into your landscape as possible.

Consider that in nature there are no right angles, there are no straight lines for the most part, everything has a little bit of a curve or twist to it.

So we designed that into our sidewalk, here you can see we have multiple curves. What that allowed us to do is we had nice curved flower beds then that go up to our porch cause of that curved sidewalk. It makes a very attractive scene for the eye, it gives a lot of interest to look at and just kind of softens the straight sharp edges up of the house and porch.

So it kind of adds some interest, so keep that in mind. Here's another example of how you can use curves in your landscape.

This is a perennial garden that my wife Kathy and I put in last fall, and basically we made some curve paths here, put mulch down, put some rocks on the side of it for interest that we picked right around here in the fields.

And the thing I like about this is it gives you a sense of anticipation of what might be coming around the corner, you can't quite see everything at the same time.

So you have to leisurely scroll through the paths, wind around and actually look at the different plants that are in here.

It kind of breaks things up a little bit, makes it interesting and you don't get overwhelmed because you can look at different pockets of the garden at different times.

It's a nice way to do it; think curves in your landscape.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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